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Patient Engagement: It’s Personal

Sep 06, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Mobile health and embracing EHR are two ways to help boost patient engagement in your practice.

Book Review: "God’s Hotel - A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine"

Sep 07, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Family physician Patty Peters, MD, shares her impressions of "God's Hotel" by Victoria Sweet

The Estate Tax is Permanent… Right?

Sep 06, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Although ATRA appears to make the estate tax and gift law permanent, it may be prudent not to rely too heavily on permanency.

Managing the Health of Your IT: Medicine in the Digital Age

Sep 04, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Rapid City-based Golden West Technology is helping physicians practice medicine in the digital age.

Health Information Exchange: A (Relatively) Painless Option

Sep 04, 2013 ● By MED Editor

The South Dakota Health Department's Health Link program aims to take the sting out of HIT with secure exchange and messaging services.

Contemplating 2014 and the Affordable Care Act - By Dave Hewett

Sep 04, 2013 ● By MED Editor

The January 1, 2014 ACA-related deadlines they are fundamental to healthcare as we know it in South Dakota and the rest of the nation and deserve your directed attention. Are you ready for 2014?

Warning: It May Be Time for a Software Upgrade

Sep 04, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Discontinued Support of Windows Products Could Cause Non-Compliance for Meaningful Use

Walking Workstations Help Stop Caregiver Stress in its Tracks

Sep 03, 2013 ● By MED Editor

Stand up. That’s the first thing you should do if you’re sitting while reading this article. Then, start walking.

Gain Without Pain - Ergonomics in the Medical Workplace

Sep 03, 2013 ● By Ryan Frisch

As more doctors retire and physician shortages loom, hospitals are looking for ways to make the job of practicing medicine less physically taxing. Not only do human-centered designs and work practices (think robotic-assisted surgical systems, easier-to-hold tools, and better stools) improve the wellbeing of practicing physicians, but evidence suggests that, by helping them avoid stress or repetitive use injuries, such designs can also lengthen their careers. An ergonomically correct medical work environment can even make it easier to attract and keep new doctors.

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